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Avoiding Professional Isolation. Ramesh Edara. Avoiding Professional Isolation. Why do we need to talk about this? --Common occupational hazard --?Inevitable --Preventable How is it going to effect you?.

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Avoiding professional isolation1
Avoiding Professional Isolation

  • Why do we need to talk about this?

    --Common occupational hazard

    --?Inevitable

    --Preventable

  • How is it going to effect you?


Avoiding professional isolation2
Avoiding Professional Isolation

  • Very well supported GPST

  • 3rd August , 5pm greeting card, chocolates

  • Next day  you are on your own, no trainer in the next room!

  • Different computer systems!

  • Uncertainty, vulnerability, sense of isolation....

  • Job, QOF, staff, revalidation, family.....



How?

  • Have regular breaks


How?

  • Network – face to face and ? Privacy protected Twitter / Face book / Yahoo or Google groups!!!

  • Young Practitioners Group, Balint Groups etc

  • Also helps to find jobs- not only locums and salaried, but partnerships as well....


How?

  • Mentor

  • Helps to guide you through difficult times

  • Experienced GPs, TPDs, GP tutors or any well known personalities


How?

  • Develop a special interest

  • Not only the usual specialities, consider others

    for ex: Botox, Urgent Care, Teaching and training etc.


How?

  • Step back  High demand for GPs

  • Work smart  9 sessions partner Vs 6 sessions and locums

    9 sessions partner: £110,000 pa

    6 sessions : £ 80,000 pa

    Locum : £ 28,800pa

    (£360X 2 X 40)

    6 sessions+Locum: £ 108,800pa


How?

  • Exercise

  • Hobbies

  • Social circle outside work

  • etc


Young practitioners group
Young Practitioners Group

Join or start a YPG


Ypg top tips
YPG-Top tips

  • Ground work- current status, funding, invitations

  • Be clear with date, time and venue, not to clash with other events.

  • First meeting: introductions, future planning...

  • Involve group members

  • Key to success is effective communication and choosing topics


Ypg top tips1
YPG-top tips

  • Yahoo group or similar

  • Keep the group open to new members

  • Review learning needs and plan

  • Finally  feed back

  • YPG life span : 5 yrs


First 5
First 5

  • RCGP initiative to help you in the first 5 yrs until your first revalidation.

  • Open to all GPs qualified in the last 5 yrs

  • [email protected]


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